This is the third in our series of free GED Social Studies practice tests. This test has 10 more free practice questions along with detailed explanations. While these questions require a basic knowledge of social studies, you must also know how to interpret charts and analyze texts. Whenever charts, graphs, diagrams, or text excerpts are included, be sure to study them carefully before answering the question!
Which branch of the federal government can veto legislation?
The US House of Representatives
The US Senate
The US Supreme Court
Review the statement below:
This statement is best classified as:
A scientific conclusion
This excerpt is from a George Washington's Farewell Address:
Based on this excerpt, what was Washington's opinion of foreign alliances?
Permanent alliances are appropriate for emergency situations.
No new agreements should be made, and existing agreements should not be honored.
No permanent foreign alliances should be made.
Agreements should be extended only if they will promote freedom and democracy abroad.
This chart provides a summary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's domestic programs:
Which of the following programs was designed to help people of all income levels?
Housing and Urban Development Act
Higher Education Act
The excerpt below is from the U.S. Constitution.
According to the excerpt, a proposal for amending the Constitution is considered valid when it is:
proposed by 2/3 of the Senate.
proposed by 2/3 of each chamber of Congress.
proposed by 3/4 of the state legislatures.
proposed by 3/4 of each chamber of Congress.
According to Article V of the Constitution, there are 2 valid ways to propose an Amendment. The first is when 2/3 of both chambers (the House and the Senate) propose an amendment. The second is through a national convention requested by 2/3 of state legislatures. It is the ratification of the Amendment that requires 3/4 of the state legislatures.
Which of the following statements is NOT true about this graph?
The equilibrium price is less than 3.
The quantity demanded will increase with lower prices.
A surplus will occur if 20 units are supplied at a price of 4.50.
The quantity supplied will increase with lower prices.
Which of the following best describes the philosophy of the Libertarian political party?
Ecological wisdom, social justice, grassroots democracy, and peace.
Fiscal conservatism and social liberalism.
Principles found in the U.S. Declaration of Independence, and social policies taken from the Bible.
Economic liberalism, fiscal conservatism, and social conservatism.
Review the graph below:
Which of these conclusions is supported by this graph?
The statutory debt limit helps reduce debt.
Total debt will exceed $18 Trillion in a few years.
Total debt has increased during the terms of the last 5 presidents.
Current levels of debt are not sustainable.
This excerpt is from the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education (1954):
Based on this excerpt, the Supreme Court found all of the following faults with segregation in schools EXCEPT:
Slows mental development.
Reduces motivation to learn.
Provides fewer resources to minority schools.
This excerpt is from a speech given by Susan B. Anthony in 1873.
Based on this excerpt, what you can you infer about Susan B. Anthony?
She worked closely with Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
She was not found guilty of any crime.
She was a Constitutional lawyer.
She was arrested for voting because of her gender.
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